I’m an IT professional living in sunny St. Pete, FL. My specialty/focus is PeopleSoft application/server/database administration and development, but I also work with servers and networking gear, manage mobile devices, and provide my office with general IT support (i.e., being Nick Burns 😉 ). I love technology, gadgets, and anything having to do with computers. When I’m not tinkering with a piece of equipment, tweaking configurations, or writing code, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, or watching TiVo (my biggest gadget addiction).

In *nix-land, ‘chmod 644’ means “world readable.” I have no delusions of grandeur that the “world” is reading this, but it’s an accurate description of a blog’s potential audience thanks to the web. How do you pronounce it? Personally, I say “sh-mod” but as is typical of the web, there are several schools of thought on this. Say it however you want! [uninteresting side-note: the initials of World Readable also happen to correspond with my online persona, WindRacer.]

Has anything you’ve read on “chmod 644” been helpful? Enlightening? Life changing? Ok, probably not that last one but if you feel like dropping some change in the tip jar to show your appreciation you can:

  • click through any Amazon link on my site and buy something (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
  • PayPal me
  • Venmo me using this QR code

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If you’re into crypto-currency:

  • open a Coinbase account through my referral link and we’ll both get $10 in bitcoin for free
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